Black Lightning: Jill Scott To Play DC Comics Villain 'Lady Eve'

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Grammy Award-winning singer Jill Scott will be on our screens once again as she has signed on to join the cast of The CW’s Black Lightning!

Jill Scott will be playing the DC Comics villain Lady Eve, the bridge between Tobias Whale (played by L.A. rapper Marvin “Krondon” Jones III) and a secret group of corrupt leaders. Always a consummate professional, Scott’s onscreen alter ego presents herself in Freeland as the owner of a funeral parlor but quickly becomes an adversary to Black Lightning (Cress Williams). in the comics, Lady Eve belonged to the terrorist religious organization Kobra Cult.

“Jill is an amazing artist who can embody any character and give them an authentic voice that is both nuanced and richly complex,” said showrunner and executive producer Salim Akil in a statement. “I am excited to see her in the role of Lady Eve.”

Black Lightning follows Jefferson Pierce, a high school principal and retired vigilante superhero with electricity powers is forced to take his suit out of retirement when both of his daughters and his community are threatened by Tobias Whale’s 100 Gang.

Black Lightning is produced by Berlanti Productions, and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. The show will debut in 2018 on The CW.